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‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

BlogFeb 06 2019Comments Off on ‘The musical heritage here feels very strong’: meet David Austin Grey

As our latest Achieve Your Greatness programme gets moving with two new primary schools in Birmingham this month, I stole a few moments with our newest workshop leader pianist and composer David Austin Grey … Jennie: This is your first AYG workshop, though you’ve worked extensively in education in the past. What are you expecting, ...

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Arts Council England Supports Achieve Your Greatness!

Arts Council England Supports Achieve Your Greatness!

BlogSep 19 2017Comments Off on Arts Council England Supports Achieve Your Greatness!

This week we just have one big announcement and that’s to let you know that Arts Council England have come on board to support our arts education programme, Achieve Your Greatness (AYG). We’re mega chuffed as this is the first time the Arts Council have supported the Abram Wilson Foundation. We also wanted to let you know that ...

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When sorry seems to be the hardest word

When sorry seems to be the hardest word

BlogJun 20 2017Comments Off on When sorry seems to be the hardest word

We have lots of really good news ready to share with you: some lovely funders have come on board this year and we’re looking forward to announcing their support and expanding Achieve Your Greatness, our arts education programme for disadvantaged young people. Our board of trustees is moving and shaking as we look ahead towards the next five ...

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FRONTWOMAN FOR MADAM, SUKIE SMITH ON HOW NOT WAITING TO BE PICKED IS THE KEY TO ARTISTIC SUCCESS

FRONTWOMAN FOR MADAM, SUKIE SMITH ON HOW NOT WAITING TO BE PICKED IS THE KEY TO ARTISTIC SUCCESS

BlogApr 05 2017Comments Off on FRONTWOMAN FOR MADAM, SUKIE SMITH ON HOW NOT WAITING TO BE PICKED IS THE KEY TO ARTISTIC SUCCESS

Sukie Smith is a classically trained actress who studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She began her acting career working with Nic Roeg (The Witches), Mike Newell (A Summer Story), and on improvised/collaborative films such as Mike Leigh’s ‘Topsy Turvy’ and with Neil Hunter & Tom Hunsinger (Lawless Heart). Sukie ...

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FROM THE SHETLANDS ISLES TO LONDON VIA BIRMINGHAM: INTRODUCING SAXOPHONIST RACHAEL COHEN

FROM THE SHETLANDS ISLES TO LONDON VIA BIRMINGHAM: INTRODUCING SAXOPHONIST RACHAEL COHEN

BlogMar 27 2017Comments Off on FROM THE SHETLANDS ISLES TO LONDON VIA BIRMINGHAM: INTRODUCING SAXOPHONIST RACHAEL COHEN

Rachael Cohen a London-based alto saxophonist and composer, is one of the brightest emerging stars of her generation. Her skills as a composer and improviser have gained her a great deal of attention in the UK and beyond. The Rachael Cohen Quartet will be performing at the Abram Wilson Foundation’s Fifth Anniversary Celebrations on May ...

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CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

BlogMar 08 2017Comments Off on CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH TRUSTEE SHARAN JASWAL

We’re incredibly lucky to work with a huge number of badass women across the Abram Wilson Foundation (AWF), from our mentees to volunteers to collaborators. To celebrate International Women’s Day 2017, we thought it was only fit to put the spotlight on one of these awesome women – our superstar trustee Sharan Jaswal. Sharan ...

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

Blog, UncategorizedJan 11 2017Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – WE MADE A MINI-MOVIE!

  Hello January and hello 2017! We are so happy to be here. New year, new start and we are ignoring the rubbish weather in London by lighting lots of candles and embracing the Danish vibe of hygge. Cosy. And what better way to welcome in the new year than by releasing our mini-movie from our October 2016 Achieve Your Greatness project. ...

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ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

BlogDec 29 2016Comments Off on ROUNDUP OF 2016 – WHAT A YEAR!

We couldn’t finish off the year without some sort of roundup of what went down in 2016, which suffice to say was A LOT. We basically lost our shizzle one way or another with everything that used to be expected and certain becoming the complete opposite. But there’s nothing like a good shake up to get you thinking, talking, and reassessing ...

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MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

BlogNov 24 2016Comments Off on MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN: WHY I BECAME AN ABRAM WILSON FOUNDATION TRAILBLAZER

Marina Mansilla Hermann is a young social entrepreneur specialising in the fields of youth leadership, environment and education. She is the founder of TierraVida (www.fundaciontierravida.org), a youth-empowerment non-profit based in Argentina with the mission to activate young people as environmental leaders in their communities. She ...

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ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – Q&A WITH CORELLI COLLEGE

ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – Q&A WITH CORELLI COLLEGE

BlogSep 22 2016Comments Off on ACHIEVE YOUR GREATNESS – Q&A WITH CORELLI COLLEGE

Ahead of our second pilot of our school arts education programme, Achieve Your Greatness, we sat down with Shermaine, Arts College Manager, at Corelli College to chat about the current state of arts education in the UK, why it’s so important, the impact of the first AYG pilot and what she hopes to gain from the next AYG project. ...

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